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“Not worth the pain.”

Buergerspital Weinstuben
Ranked #19 of 344 Restaurants in Wurzburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $32
Cuisines: German, European, Wine Bar, Central European, Grill, Gastropub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Not worth the pain.”
Reviewed August 8, 2013

Upon reading good reviews about this restaurant my extended family and I made our way to this restaurant. Upon arrival we were ignored completely. We are not ignorant tourists and have lived in Germany for a few years. We had to approach the waiters for a table and were them spoken to very rudley in reply. We were eventually shown a table in much disdain and then promptly ignored. Menus were only given when the nearby table had finally finished perusing the menu. We were them left alone for over 45 min. We tried to gain the attention of the staff and in the end we just gave up and left. There are many other nice restaurants within the vicinity.
Don't bother!

Visited July 2013
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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  • Portuguese first
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English first
Alexandria, Virginia
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“A Good Choice for Wine Drinkers”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

Burgerspital Weinstuben is a very nice place to have lunch (which we did) and presumably dinner. It also located fairly close to the Wurzburg Residenz (Prince-Bishop's Palace) which is a must visit if you're in Wurzburg.

Please remember that this is a weinstuben (a wine bar). If you don't like wine, the food is fine, but why would you go here? Burgerspital is one of the big local wine estate (you can see the vineyards) from anywhere in Wurzburg, and you can get their extremely good Franconian wine at the Burgerspital Weinstuben. If you have American tastes, make sure you ask for a dry wine which is pronounced "trocken" in German. Also, one of the grapes that grows very nicely in the Wurzburg region is Silvaner, so by all means get a Silvaner Trocken. You'll pay somewhere around 20+ Euros a bottle, but the wine you'll be drinking comes from grape vines on the hills surrounding Wurzburg. While the Riesling is good, in my experience, it was not as good as the Silvaner.

Any while you can get lots of hot dishes on the menu including brats, knockwurst, steak, schnitzel, etc. (the wursts were very good), you can also get various cold cuts, cheese, smoked trout, etc. -- food that will enhance your enjoyment of the wine. Remember -- this is a weinstuben.

As far as the facilities, there are a number of rooms, some more modern than the others. Our waitress was very friendly (half German, half American) and accommodating, but some waiters may be more abrupt. I wouldn't worry about it, you'll get served and you;ll enjoy it.

However, I would also recommend that readers try the Juliusspital, another Weinstuben run by a charitable association. I gave that one five stars.

  • Visited May 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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419 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
“Great Experience Great Food”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

This is worth a visit if you are in Wurzburg. The quatlity of the food and the service is excellent. They have a great selection of both food and wine. We ate both in the new part and in the old part. The menu is the same but totally different and worth trying both.

  • Visited March 2013
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Ontario
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168 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“Over done food and poor service”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

We went to this restaurant because the concept of profits benefitting the elderly was interesting. The building was part of a monastery. The interior is very authentic. The food choices are German. The wine list is long. The food was not good and the service was curt and sparse.

Visited October 2012
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Brazil
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491 reviews
347 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“nice place but bad food”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

Big restaurant with few people to serve, consequentely service is not good, food also nothing special and expensive for the quality.offered.

  • Visited November 2012
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